A key point in Trump’s campaign was to drain the Washington swamp. None have done more to bring Trump’s promise to fruition like Scott Pruitt. President Trump appointed Pruitt as the lead over the EPA and it’s proven to be the right choice.
Unfair regulations put in place by the former EPA, not to protect the environment but to line pockets, have been suffocating the American economy. Pruitt has worked diligently to weed through the necessary regulations and remove the bloat. All the while Pruitt has received death threats and harsh criticism from the hate-mongering-left who haven’t taken the time to research what exactly Pruitt has been doing.
This Weeks Address By Scott Pruit.
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is a man who gets things done. Despite resistance from within his own agency and an environment lobby bent on stopping him, he’s doing his part to drain the swamp and return government to the people. He’s bringing what citizens demand of a federal agency: Transparency and reasoned, fact-based decision-making resting on a sound statutory footing.
Take the contentious issue of global warming. Pruitt called for a reasoned debate. But his critics mocked the suggestion, claiming it would be an outrage to place “fringe” views on an even platform with “established, peer-reviewed research.” But it is tyrants and mobs — not reasonable policymakers intent on serving the public — who ridicule debate and discussion. It undercuts arbitrary rule and fear, their chief weapons.
Consider Pruitt’s recent directive prohibiting scientists from serving on one of the agency’s three main advisory panels while they are receiving EPA grant funding. It applies to the three main advisory boards at the EPA: The Science Advisory Board, the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), and the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC).
Pruitt made the case that the directive is necessary to ensure the agency’s research programs are informed by independent experts with no financial ties to the programs. As he noted, advisory board members have received$77 million in grant money over the past three years — half of the total amount allotted. “When we have members of those committees that received tens of millions of dollars in grants at the same time that they are advising this agency on rulemaking, that is not good,” Pruitt said. His directive is prudent, and it is the type of common-sense safeguard that citizens expect in a self-governed republic.